Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beauty Oil Breakdown: What is right for you?

Beauty Oils are all the rage right now. Where in the 1990's the trend was removing oil from all products, cosmetic chemists have tapped into the idea that it is not about removing oil from products but rather adding the right kinds of oils into products. Your skin and body needs oil to look plump, young and fresh. Oil is one of the building blocks of your cell membrane. Omegas, amino acids, vitamins and can get all of these benefits from finding the right oil for you. You can use this guide to look and find these oils in the products you wish to apply or even, to get maximum results, you can replace your evening night cream with the oil that is appropriate for you skin type and concerns. 

Normal/Combination Skin: Jojoba Oil. A very lightweight oil that nourishes and hydrates the skin while mimicking human sebum. It absorbs well while creating a protective barrier over the skin that is breathable. Giving skin the opportunity to renew itself in a stable environment and allow the pore to appear tighter and smaller. Jojoba oil even breaks up sebum in clogged pores. This is a gorgeous oil for all skin types and in most cosmetic formulas that it is prevalent in are listed as "Oil Free" for Jojoba is classified as the oil-free oil due to it's pliability. You can purchase this oil in any health food store for under $10 for a 3 month supply. 

Oily Skin: Sweet Almond Oil. A lightweight and smooth oil, known for rebalancing oily and acneic skin. With essential fatty acids, it is perfect for getting rid of breakouts, balancing out oily skin and even preventing and correcting fine lines and wrinkles as well as strengthening capillaries under the eye and removing the appearance of dark circles. You can purchase this oil in any health food store for under $10 for a 3 month supply. 

Sensitive Skin: Apricot Kernel Oil. With similar properties to Sweet Almond Oil, this is better suited for sensitive skin. It is rich in fatty acids that help to repair the breakdown in cell membrane that brings about sensitivity. This oil can actually heal the cell membrane enough that over time, there is no more sensitivity to the skin period. Imagine, a life without sensitive skin and using a vast array of products with no worry! This oil can rebuild your skin cell structure so that is a reality. It is also an anti-inflammatory and can also heal boils and burns. You can purchase this oil in any health food store for under $10 for a 3 month supply. 

Dry Skin: Olive Oil. Olive Oil is one of the most widely used oils. It helps to maintain the skin's elasticity and structure with even richer amino acids, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. This oil is great for dry and aging skin not to mention great for aging hands, neck and décolleté. This oil is truly not recommended for skin that is break out prone or thin. You can purchase this oil in any health food store for under $20 for a 3 month supply. 

Very Dry, Aging Skin: Avocado Oil.  Ideal for mature and sun-damaged skin. It is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2, D and E. It also contains lecithin, amino acids, sterols and other fatty acids. This is great for hyper pigmentation and sun/age spots, deeper lines and wrinkles and loss of firmness. This oil is also ideal for healing psoriasis and eczema. You can purchase this oil in any health food store for under $20 for a 3 month supply. 

Lala xoxo